KAMANJAB: A 20-month-old toddler died here on Friday from burn wounds caused by hot water.
A Kamanjab Namibian Police crime report issued on Monday stated that the baby girl died at Farm Engelbreght in the Kamanjab area around 01h00.
Baby Quitorin Katoma sustained the burn wounds on 17 August this year, after she was unexplainably burned by hot water from a bucket left unattended outside their house.
The toddler sustained serious wounds to her back, buttocks and stomach, and was rushed to the Outjo State Hospital, where she was admitted and treated for almost a month before she was discharged.
No arrest was made, and investigations continue.
The 15 members to represent the National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW) at the upcoming Swapo-Party Congress will be elected soon.
NUNW president Elia Manga told Nampa here yesterday that the NUNW’s affiliation to the Swapo Party is meant to advance the course of the workers, and thus 15 members from the union’s affiliates will be elected to represent the workers at the Swapo Congress slated for later this year.
Manga said a date for the structural meeting has not been set yet, adding that it will, however, be held soon before the Swapo Congress.
The NUNW president said the delay for national office bearers to sit and deliberate on the 15 members going to Congress is partly because of the unstable condition within some of the affiliates of the union, especially over the past three to four weeks.
Manga noted that the 15 seats the union has been accorded at the Congress will not make much impact in terms of changes and amendments that are supposed to be brought to the Congress.